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The Greatest Show on Earth  -  The Evidence for Evolution
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The Greatest Show on Earth - The Evidence for Evolution

By Dawkins, Richard

New York: Free Press, 2009. An As New copy in an As New dustjacket which is not price clipped. First US Edition, First Printing. ix + 47 pages. Illustrated throughout. The book is a stunning counter-attack on advocates of 'Intelligent Design', explaining the evidence for evolution while exposing the absurdities of the creationist 'argument'. Dawkins sifts through rich layers of scientific evidence: from living examples of natural selection to clues in the fossil records; from natural clocks that mark the vast epochs wherein evolution ran its course to the intricacies of developing embryos; from plate tectonics to molecular genetics. L. First. Hard Cover. As New/As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.21

The Thirteen Steps to the Atom  -  A Photographic Exploration
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The Thirteen Steps to the Atom - A Photographic Exploration

By Martin, Charles-Noel

London: George G. Harrap, 1959. Gilt title on -blue boards which have some light marks and a little wear to spine head and tail and to corner tips. Internally there is age toning to endpapers else very clean, tight and unmarked. 256 pages. 118 photographs and some line drawings. The collection of photographs covers a scale ranging from the centimetre to the ten-millionth of a centimetre. The whole of creation lies within these dizzy depths of minuteness. Here we find the living cells that make up plants and animals; gaze at the pure, fascinating shapes of crystals. Then we pass into the irgin forest opened up by the electron microscope and discover viruses, micro-crystals and at last molecules. A1B. First. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.65

Mission to the Planets  -  The Illustrated Story of Man's Exploration of the Solar System
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Mission to the Planets - The Illustrated Story of Man's Exploration of the Solar System

By Moore, Patrick

London: Cassell, 1990. An As New Copy with an As New Dustjacket which is not price clipped. a large format book of 128 pages. Patrick Moore, one of the astronomers who provided maps of the moon in the period before probes were launched, has provided commentaries for television and radio from the very beginning; as one who has been personally involved, he has had access to all of the pictorial material. For the first time, this book brings together the most striking views of these other worlds and also describes what we have found out. The book is also a tribute to the amazing skill of the technicians who have masterminded the missions. PLEASE NOTE: A LARGE HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.86 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST B2F. First. Hard Cover. As New/As New. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$16.21

Origins  -  The Evolution of Continents, Oceans and Life
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Origins - The Evolution of Continents, Oceans and Life

By Redfern, Ron

London: Cassell, 2001. A Fine unmarked copy apart from an inscription to front endpaper with Fine dustjacket. A large format volume of 360 pages printed on glossy paper. A lavishly produced work illustrated throughout with colour photographs and maps. This exceptional book celebrates the inevitability of global change and highlights our need as human beings to recognize and adjust to it. Its entertaining and accessible text displays a remarkable breadth and diversity of knowledge, drawing upon discoveries in natural history, geology, geography and paleontology to unravel secrets of millions of years. Its unique structure offers the opportunity to pursue two distinct but parallel narratives in one volume - the first characterised by discrete photo-essay spreads, and the second by authoritative running text illustrated with clearly numbered icons. PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A LARGE HEAVY VOLUME OF 2.34 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST. 115. First. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$21.61

The Meaning of Meaning  -  A Study of the Influence of Language Upon Thought and of the Science of Symbolism
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The Meaning of Meaning - A Study of the Influence of Language Upon Thought and of the Science of Symbolism

By Ogden, C.K. and Richards, I.A.

London: Routledge, 1949. Cloth boards have marks to front and age darkening to spine and just a touch of light wear to spine head and tail and corner tips. Internally there are two names and colleges to front endpaper, marginalia to 3 pages and small lines to the margins of 11 pages else a clean, tight copy. With supplementary essays by B. Malinowski and F.G. Crookshank. xxii + 363 pages. Tenth edition. Comprises: Thoughts, Words and Things; The Power of Words; Sign-Situations; Signs in Perception; The Canons of Symbolism; Definition; The Meaning of Beauty; The Meaning of Philosophers; The Meaning of Meaning; Symbol Situations. *** NOT AN EX LIBRARY COPY **** R2. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.65

The Governance of Science  -  Ideology and the Future of the Open Society
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The Governance of Science - Ideology and the Future of the Open Society

By Fuller, Steve

Buckingham: Open University Press, 2000. A Fine unmarked copy. xii + 167 pages. The ground-breaking text offers a resh perspective on the governance of science from the standpoint of social and political theory. Science has often been seen as the only institution that embodies the elusive democratic ideal o the 'open society'. Yet, science remains an elite activity that commands much more public trust and understanding, even though science has become increasingly entangled with larger political and economic issues. The centrepiece of the book, a social history of the struggle to render the university a 'republic of science', focuses on the potential challenges posed by multiculturalism and capitalism. 202. First. Soft Cover. Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$6.48

Statistics for the Social Sciences with Computer Applications
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Statistics for the Social Sciences with Computer Applications

By Walsh, Anthony

New York: Harper and Row, 1990. A near Fine copy in laminated boards which has a small name to front endpaper else unmarked. xvii + 373 pages. The book is a comprehensive and flexible text that is suitable for a wide variety of teaching styles and orientations toward the subject matter. **** NOT AN EX LIBRARY COPY **** 119. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.65

Passion for Astronomy
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Passion for Astronomy

By Moore, Sir Patrick

Newton Abbot: David and Charles, 1991. A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which is price clipped. 207 pages. Profusely illustrated. Why are we fascinated by a starlit sky? With this single question, Sir Patrick Moore sets out on a journey of exploration and investigation which takes the reader to the edge of the universe and back in a typically unconventional introduction to the subject of astronomy. Aimed principally at the newcomer to astronomy, but with enough new information and insight to satisfy the more experienced practitioner. PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A LARGE HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.95 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 23 . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$16.21

Living for the Future  -  Personal Actions to Conserve Non-Renewable Resources for Future Generations         (SIGNED COPY)
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Living for the Future - Personal Actions to Conserve Non-Renewable Resources for Future Generations (SIGNED COPY)

By Ralls, J. Warner

New York: Exposition Press, 1976. SIGNED BY AUTHOR TO front endpaper with dedication ALSO a SIGNED LETTER enclosing the book. A near Fine copy unmarked copy with VG+ dustjacket which is not price clipped. 71 pages. The book outlines a practical course of action for personal lives that has a twofold purpose - 1) to conserve our precious and dwindling energy resources for future generations; 2) to provide a buffer against inflationary pressures by saving energy and money. 303. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.21

Science
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Science

By Fuller, Steve

Buckingham: Open University Press, 1997. A near Fine unmarked copy in laminated boards (Fine apart from a mark left from removal of a label to lower spine and very small indentation to front side. viii + 159 pages. What qualifies such seemingly disparate disciplines as paleontology, high energy physics, industrial chemistry and genetic engineering as 'sciences', and hence worthy of sustained public interest and support? In this innovative and controversial introduction to the social character of scientific knowledge, Professor Steve Fuller argues that if these disciplines share anything at all, it is more likely to be the way they strategically misinterpret their own history than any privileged access to the nature of reality. The book features a report written in the persona of a Martian anthropologist who systematically compares religious and scientific institutions on earth, only to find that science does not necessarily live up to its own ideals of rationality. Fuller highlights science's multicultural nature through a discussion of episodes in which the West's own understanding of science has been decisively affected by its encounters with Islam and Japan. 303. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.97

States of Mind  -  Conversations with Psychological Investigators
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States of Mind - Conversations with Psychological Investigators

By Miller, Jonathan (edited by)

London: British Broadcasting Corporation, 1983. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is price clipped. 312 pages. Photographs and diagram illustrations. Dr. Jonathan Miller discusses 'States of Mind' with 15 notable experts: The Background to Modern Psychology - George Miller; The Growth of Cognitive Psychology; Developmental Psychology - Jerome Brunner; Visual Perception and Illusions - Richard Gregory; Artificial Intelligence and the Strategies of Psychological Investigation - Daniel Dennett; Imagery and the Language of Thought - Jerome Fodor; Notions of the Unconscious Mind - Stuart Hampshire; The Organisation of the Living Brain - Norman Greschwind; The Nature of Emotion - George Mandler; An Analysis of Social Activity - Ron Harre; The Study of Interpersonal Relationships - Robert Hinde; Notions of Primitive Thought - Clifford Geertz; Psychological Aspects of the Visual Arts - Ernst Gombrich; Freudian Psychology and its Implications - B.A. Farrell; Kleinian Analysis - Hanna Segal; Objections to Psychiatry - Thomas Szasz. **** NOT EX LIBRARY COPY **** 2. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.81

Emotional Intelligence  -  Why It Can Matter More Than IQ
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Emotional Intelligence - Why It Can Matter More Than IQ

By Goleman, Daniel

London: Bloomsbury, 1996. A near Fine copy (Fine apart from a tippexed out name to top margin of title page) with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. xiv + 352 pages. First edition, First printing. The author's fascinating and persuasive book argues that our view of human intelligence is far too narrow, and that emotions play a much greater role in thought, decision making and individual success. Drawing on groundbreaking brain and behavioural research, Goleman shows the factors at work when people of high IQ flounder and those with modest IQ do surprisingly well. Not a Ted Smart reprint B2D. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$7.57

Enzyme Technology
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Enzyme Technology

By Tauber, Henry

New York: John Wiley, 1943. A near Fine unmarked copy which has a neat contemporary name to front pastedown with VG dustjacket which is not price clipped. vii + 275 pages. 43 figures in the text. This volume presents practical material concerning the role and use of enzymes in industry, their preparation, and their use in medicine. A part of the book deals with the highly instructive and commercially significant preparation of organic compounds by fermentation. C3A. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.65

The Twice-Born  -  A Study of a Community of High-Caste Hindus
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The Twice-Born - A Study of a Community of High-Caste Hindus

By Carstairs, G. Morris

London: The Hogarth Press, 1957. Gold title on red cloth boards which are unmarked with no wear. Internally there is an inscription to front endpaper, light foxing to closed edges else very clean, tight and unmarked. A Very Good+ copy. Dustjacket has a little wear to top edge and is not price clipped. 343 pages. Preface by Margaret Mead. Can a European ever understand the workings of the Indian mind? Dr. Carstairs, a professional psychologist, has brought his special knowledge and skill to attempt to analyse and explain the essential differences between the Hindu and the European mentality. A European scientist trained in the discipline of social anthropology, he was also born in India and spent his childhood in Rajasthan. When therefore in 1949 he went to India in order to spend two years in northern villages, he was not visiting a strange culture, and the dialect in which he conversed with his informants was literally his mother tongue. The rich and intimate detail of the life histories which he obtained from his Hindu collaborators - three of which are here produced at length - provides the basis for his analysis of Hindu personality-formation in which historical, sociological and psycho-analytic concepts each play a part. 22 . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.81

Statics  -  Including Hydrostatics and the Elements of the Theory of Elasticity
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Statics - Including Hydrostatics and the Elements of the Theory of Elasticity

By Lamb, Horace

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1933. Gilt title to spine on red cloth boards which are clean and unmarked with just a little wear to spine head and tail and to lower corner tips. Internally there is a small name and year to front endpaper, some remnats of tape to endpapers and just a few marks also to endpapers else very clean, tight and unmarked. xii + 357 pages. Third edition (first was 1912). The book had its origins in a course of lectures given for a number of years in the Manchester University, but has received various additions and developments. The present volume differs from many academical manuals in the prominence given to geometrical methods, and in particular to those of Graphical Statics. Chapters on: Theory of Vectors; Statics of a Particle; Plane Kinematics of a Rigid Body; Plane Statics; Graphical Statics; Theory of Frames; Work and Energy; Analytical Statics; Theory of Mass-Systems; Flexible Chains; Laws of Fluid Pressure; Equilibrium of Floating Bodies; General Conditions of Equilibrium of a Fluid; Equilibrium of Gaseous Fluids; Capillarity; Strains and Stresses; Extension of Bars; Flexure and Torsion of Bars; Stresses in Cylindrical and Spherical Shells. 309. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.65

City of Light  -  The Story of Fiber Optics
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City of Light - The Story of Fiber Optics

By Hecht, Jeff

New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket. xii + 316 pages. 27 main and many illustrations in the text. Fiber optic technology is revolutionizing telecommunications and thus our lives. Networks of optical fibers have spread around the world, opening the door to the possibility of a new information age, and spurring telephone and cable television companies into a billion-dollar race for control over the next generation of services and equipment. The story of this technology is fascinating complex, and largely untold. Jeff Hecht tells this story, from its beginning in the 19th century of attempts to guide light, for purposes of illuminating the insides of the human body, to today's mysterious, ubiquitous communications technologies. We hear the crucial conversation in 1951 that led to the realization that optical fibers might conduct light if coated with a layer of transparent material. Hecht also describes the medical technologies developed in the 1960's, which allowed doctors to see inside patients' stomachs and better understand gastric disorders. And we learn of the race to develop fiber-optic technology that could control the laser, the brilliant concentrated beam that captured the imagination of the physics community. This history is meticulously detailed from beginning to end, allowing for explorations of experiments that now seem strange and even humorous, but nonetheless illuminate the origins of the technology. We get the whole story, including the huge range of contributing characters, accidents, and revolutionary ideas. The book is infused with the spirit of fascination and fun, and the reader will enjoy the story for its own sake, as well for the historical picture it provides of a technology on which we all depend. B2B. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.21

Einstein's Legacy  -  The Unity of Space and Time
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Einstein's Legacy - The Unity of Space and Time

By Schwinger, Julian

New York: Scientific American, 1986. A Very Good+ copy with silver title on blue cloth boards (Fine apart from creasing to front endpaper) with VG dustjacket. xii + 250 pages. First edition, First printing. Julian Schwinger was awarded the Einstein Prize in 1951, the National Medal of Science in 1964, and the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1965. In this book he tells the captivating story of one of the 20th century's greatest achievements - the theory of relativity - which, to a remarkable extent, is associated with one man - Albert Einstein. The groundwork was laid in the 17th century by Isaac Newton, and in the 19th century by James Clerk Maxwell. Throughout the book, the scientific development is tempered by accounts of the human side of the participants, whilst another important feature is the emphasis on experimental tests of the theory. **** NOT EX LIB **** PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.0 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 3. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.21

Homes of Primeval Man  -  Wandering in the Caves of Czechoslovakia
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Homes of Primeval Man - Wandering in the Caves of Czechoslovakia

By Kunsky, Josef

Prague: Artia, 1954. Gilt title on cloth boards which have foxing to front and fading to spine but no wear. Internally very clean, tight and unmarked. Map endpapers. Internally a Very Good+ copy. A large format volume, unpaginated, profusely illustrated with stunning photographs of the caves with their unique stalactites and stalagmites and fascinating geological structures. Note: A LARGE HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.325 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 27. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$10.81

Cosmology  -  The Science of the Universe
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Cosmology - The Science of the Universe

By Harrison, Edward R.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989. A Fine unmarked copy in black cloth boards with VG dustjacket. xi + 430 pages. Diagram illustrations throughout. Professor Harrison's book is a comprehensive introduction to past and present cosmological theory. For much of the world's history cosmological thought was formulated in religious or philosophical language and was thus theological or metaphysical in nature. Today cosmological speculation and theory has become a science in which the empirical discoveries of the astronomer, theoretical physicist, and biologist are woven into intricate models that attempt to account for the universe as a whole. Professor Harrison draws on the discoveries and speculations of these scientists to provide a comprehensive survey of current understanding of the universe and its history. **** A HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.043 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST **** 11. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.21

The Roots of Mankind
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The Roots of Mankind

By Napier, John

London: George Allen and Unwin, 1971. A near Fine clean, tight and unmarked copy with dustjacket which has a little wear to top edge. 240 pages. Illustrated with photographs and diagrams. The author, a leading authority on primates and their functional behaviour, was a pioneer in the teaching of primate biology, and in this book he approaches evolution from a functional point of view. **** NOT EX LIB *** 206. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.65

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